Review: Grit by Elizabeth Hunter (Love Stories on 7th and Main #3)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR.

Third time's the charm for the Love Stories on 7th and Main series! Grit may be the third book in this series penned by Elizabeth Hunter, but it's certainly landed in first place as far as being my favorite one among the three is concerned. This friends-to-lovers romance had all the feels plus some slow burn goodness to complete the package. Thirty-four-year-old Melissa Oxford has a lot on her plate and no time nor attention to spare when it comes to other things in life. She's a single mother to her ten-year-old son, who may have a wee bit of an obsession when it comes to goats, plus being a widow, the responsibility of the ranch and orange grove are all on her shoulders. Anything outside of any of that gets pushed to the side, and that includes forty-six-year-old Cary Nakamura. It's not as if she hasn't noticed him or his efforts to push the boundaries of their friendship. She may be busy, but she certainly isn't blind. She simply as no time to entertain any possibilities of being more than friends with Cary. But while Cary's been more than patient in the past, but the time's come for him to finally stake a claim.

There was a lot to love about this book! From the fact that the main characters are in their thirties and forties to the whole single parent theme and the friends-to-lovers angle plus add in the slow burn--all of that plus some truly great writing from Elizabeth Hunter. Now, the first two books in the series were okay, but they didn't connect with me the way I want the stories I read to. Book three, however, made that much needed connection and simply refused to let go from start to finish. I loved Melissa and Cary as individuals, and if you're familiar with the series, then you know that they've always had a flirtatious side to their friendship in the previous books. As a couple, these two were simply beyond compare, and while getting to that much deserved happy ending of theirs wasn't an easy journey, I appreciated the fact that they had to work for it. Grit gets five stars and can be read as a standalone. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Love Stories on 7th and Main series:


Ink (book one) - 3.5 stars - My Review

Hooked (book two) - 3.5 stars - My Review

Grit (book three) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 03 September 2019

Date Read: 03 September 2019

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